NBA The Greatest Lakers of All Time  

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List Rules NBA players who have played for the LA Lakers or Minneapolis Lakers.

Check out this list of the greatest Lakers of all time, ranked by fans like you. The list includes players from both the LA Lakers and the Minneapolis Lakers. These are some of the best basketball players in the NBA since the Lakers were first established as a club in 1947. Vote for those players you believe to be the best Lakers to move them up the list. If you don't see your favorites, add them to the bottom - or better yet, rerank them to create a personalized list of your own.

Think Magic Johnson is better than Kobe Bryant? Is Shaq one of the Lakers' greatest players? Though he's nearing the end of his career, will Lebron James go down as one of the greatest Lakers after signing in July 2018? Maybe this list of the best Lakers' players of all time will help us finally make a definitive decision. Whether you've been a fan of the team your whole life, or just enjoy watching top players compete against other super stars, you've probably got some sort of opinion on these famous Lakers players. Vote and make your voice heard!

list ordered by

1
5,028 1,996
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

2
4,615 1,257
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Power forward

3
3,942 843
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

4
3,396 806
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

5
3,019 734
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

6
2,641 488
Jerry West is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard

7
1,845 562
Elgin Baylor is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

8
1,787 526
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

9
1,081 546
George Mikan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

10
1,260 771
Pau Gasol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

11
792 472
Gail Goodrich is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time

12
757 476
Byron Scott is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

13
763 366
Michael Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard, Shooting guard, Small forward

14
811 513
Derek Fisher is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

15
661 364
Robert Horry is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Small forward, Power forward

16
573 332
A. C. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Power forward, Center

17
602 477
Lamar Odom is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

18
514 342
Jamaal Wilkes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
505 294
Bob McAdoo is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Erica C added Power forward, Center

20
560 121
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

21
487 375
Metta World Peace is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
sunikso added Small forward

22
625 644
Steve Nash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JJGrosser added Point guard

23
479 266
Nick Van Exel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Point guard

24
434 295
Rick Fox is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward

25
386 313
Kurt Rambis is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

26
349 450
Andrew Bynum is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Center

27
420 383
Vlade Divac is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
bojanthebest added Center

28
362 248
Eddie Jones is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard

29
166 36
Kyle Kuzma is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
1103402 added Power forward

30
261 297
Norm Nixon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Point guard

31
393 934
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

32
219 354
Vern Mikkelsen is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Small forward, Power forward

33
274 178
Mychal Thompson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center

34
225 109
Horace Grant is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Power forward, Center

35
311 177
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Power forward

36
393 259
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
TheShaqAttaq added Small forward, Power forward

37
273 135
Brandon Ingram is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
DeanLegend added Brandon Ingram Small forward

38
249 173
Julius Randle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward

39
308 416
D'Angelo Russell is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
-46 added Point guard

40
227 120
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
JordanH added Point guard

41
317 512
Nick Young is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
zayanie.z added Shooting guard, Small forward

42
167 111
Ron Harper is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Point guard, Small forward

43
184 267
Happy Hairston is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
wiabux added Forward

44
182 124
Trevor Ariza is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Shooting guard, Small forward

45
169 95
Glen Rice is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
CMCSS03 added Shooting guard, Small forward

46
187 146
Jordan Clarkson is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
ethanb added Guard

47
164 195
Cedric Ceballos is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
StacyWolfe added Small forward

48
144 96
Lou Williams is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Tamis1966 added Shooting Guard

49
147 154
Elden Campbell is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
human960 added Center

50
99 61
Sam Perkins is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Greatest Lakers of All Time
Power forward, Center